• begin somewhere

    by  • May 11, 2013

    What do you do when you don’t know what to do? I have a rather unusual weekend before me: nearly completely unscheduled.  And I don’t know what to do with it. Ironically, just recently someone I know on Facebook posted that they had an unplanned day and were at loose ends.  The question that...

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    value yourself

    by  • May 1, 2013

    It’s a strange thing to move from the nonprofit to the entrepreneurial world.  Strange as in disorienting and destabilizing and ultimately, liberating.   Yeah, liberating.   Because in a nonprofit (most nonprofits: there are, as always, exceptions) there are so very many lids on the possibilities.  Decisionmaking is rarely streamlined or fast or nimble;...

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    by  • April 22, 2013

    This is the teleclass archive, where any teleclass I deem worthy of posting will be made available.  I’m still kind of new to the teleclass format, so sometimes I may record a class and then decide that I don’t want to make it public.  If, however, you were ON the class and you want a copy, please let me know and I will either make an exception or tell you politely that I never want anyone to hear it again. 🙂


    This is the Know Your Body, Know Your Mind class from April 22, 2013


    true story

    by  • April 17, 2013

    I never thought I could speak in public.  I hated speaking in public.  I was the epitome of shy kid: that speaking assignment in seventh grade where we had to get up in front of the class and talk for four minutes was awful. (You know it was almost impossible when your seventh grade...

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    it takes time

    by  • April 2, 2013

    Feeling better takes time. That’s a royal pain in the ass for those of us who are impatient, or perfectionists, or just really into feeling good. But it just is. It just is so. Like wind and rain and sunrise and the tides, feeling better doesn’t always turn up on your schedule.  It hints...

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    feeding the spirit

    by  • January 23, 2013

    It’s about cheese and eggplant this morning, anything warm against the bitter cold shining so bright against the winter’s corners. It’s about any excuse to heat the oven, waiting until I am dry to go outside, even to feed the birds, anything, really, to remember that she is bigger than us, bigger than all...

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    what if we’ve got it backwards?

    by  • January 22, 2013

    This is the question I wake up with most mornings: What if we’ve got it backwards?  What if it’s inside out and upside down and widdershins? What if it’s really supposed to feel good? What if all this valorization of The Hard Way is a bunch of crap cooked up by people who pretty...

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    after school snacks

    by  • December 17, 2012

    When I was a kid, a little kid…seven, eight, nine years old, I was in school. So I’d get up go to school, run around doing School Things all day. Then I’d come home.  And after I put down my backpack and took off my shoes, I would notice something. I was hungry. So...

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    transition team!

    by  • November 12, 2012

    One of the things about me that I wish were less true is that I’m really hesitant to volunteer for things these days.  In fact, I’m even hesitant to commit to things sometimes.  I just change my schedule a lot, and it makes it hard to plan ahead.  The more I have to change...

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    by  • November 9, 2012

    Same coffeeshop as yesterday. They’re laughing.  In fact, the three people behind the counter are joking and smiling as they dish up coffee, relaxed, real, fun. This is a notable change from summer, and not unusual for Maine.  After all, the tourists have gone home. No offense to the tourists–they keep our economy afloat...

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